Saturday, June 25, 2016

Crazies for Butterflies



Karen continues as our June hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  The following is her challenge for this last one of June.

ADD A BUTTERFLY! I love butterflies, so have a butterfly be the main focus of your card this week. If that doesn't work for you, just add a butterfly. :-)

Thank you again to Caz Counsell (Stamping Caz) for being our Guest Designer this month!!

No stamps were 'harmed' in the making of this card.  I used a corner die in the upper left and lower left corners.  I then used a Joanne Sheen butterfly die.  I left it CAS and white.

Be sure to check out the kaleidoscope of butterflies at the Crazies Blog.  (I learned that a group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope.)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The CCEE Stampers Go to the Birds

 
Vicky continues as the June hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge for this week.
 
Most of you know I love birds.....birds of any kind!  Let's use birds on our cards this week.....Crazy Birds, real birds, cartoon birds...whatever trips your trigger!  One, two, a flock....it's your choice.  Just show me those birds!
 
I have a trio of funky owls for you today.  I kept the card CAS as these hooters deserve all the focus.  I did add some scoring around the edges in place of my usual piercing.
 
Be sure to stop in to the CCEE Blog to see the 'birds' taking over our gallery today.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Crazy for Sketches

 
It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means we have a Sketch Challenge this week! Karen Aicken is our Crazy4Challenges hostess with an easy sketch for you. Our Guest Designer is Caroline Counsell - Stampin' Caz.
 
 
 
Once again I grabbed my fav hydrangea stamp from SU and die cut that panel with oval Spellbinder dies.  I then stamped the sentie and die cut an Impression Obsession bow.  I stamped two border stamps from JustRite to make my upper panel.  Added a touch of bling to the bow, colored the flower with Copics, and it was done.  I did round off the corners too with my Marvy corner rounder.
 
Be sure to stop in at the Crazy4Challenges Blog to see the various creations made using this same sketch.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CCEE Stampers -- Birthdays

 
Vicky continues as the June hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge for this week.....
 
Vicky here again....carrying on as your hostess for June.
Today is my sister's birthday.  Let's see some birthday cards....something we can all stock up on!

I used flower stamps from Stampendous and a sentiment stamp from MFT.  I added a bit of piercing, but otherwise kept it pretty clean and simple.  I colored with Copics and added a touch of bling in the upper corner.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of this fabulous DT.  AND.....we would love for you to play with us, too.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Crazies Go Masculine

 
 
Karen continues as our June Crazy4Challenges hostess.  Here is this week's challenge.....
 
The challenge this week is to MAKE IT MASCULINE. Most of us need a masculine card or two in our stash so let's see a masculine project this week.
 
I decided to make a sympathy card that had a masculine feel to it as I usually grab flowers for these.  I stamped the leaves onto designer paper with the woven look.  I pierced the base and the sentiment panel.  CAS for sure with just a few brads added.
 
Be sure to check out the masculine creations by the rest of the DT and our guest designer at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

CCEEers Go a Little 'Ducky'

 
Vicky, as our June CCEE Stamper Challenge hostess, is back with another challenge.  Here it is......
 
Morning ya'll.  Vicky here to challenge you!!!

Today is Donald Duck Day!!!  Donald has been around since 1934.

Let's celebrate Donald by using a duck..real or imaginary.  Extra points if you use Donald or any other fictional duck on your card.  Let's see what you come up with.
 
The duck stamp that came to mind when I saw this challenge are from Verve.  I have had the set for ages but have only used it once.  I like the idea that I have lots of ducks represented AND that it is a 'ducky' sentiment.  I used Spellbinder dies, Copics, and piercing tools.
 
Now be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the other 'ducky' creations.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Crazy for Flowers

 
 
Karen is our hostess for June.  She has a great challenge for the Crazy4Challenges DT and you this week.  We are also  welcoming Cas Counsell as our Guest Designer once again. You can find her at Stamping Caz.  Here is Karen's challenge for this week........
 

This week my challenge is to 'MAKE IT FLORAL'.  Add a single flower, add a full bouquet, or even make a flower shaped card. Let's see some blooms on your projects this week!


I used my fav floral stamp.....an old retired SU hydrangea.....and kept things simple.  I colored with Copics and added paper piercing on the edges of both levels.


Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog too see the floral bouquet of creativity.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

CCEE Stampers Enjoy Dessert

 
 
Vicky continues as our CCEE Stampers Challenge for June.  Here is her challenge for us....
 
Today is a day dedicated to the eating of Rocky Road Ice Cream, a dessert made from chocolate, marshmallows, nuts and chocolate, as well as an ice cream flavor!!!  Who wouldn't want to celebrate that!?!

Let's celebrate this popular ice cream by adding a dessert to our cards.  Use an ice cream cone, sundae or any other Rocky Road dessert  you can think of!

Let's get yummy!!!

I used an old favorite SU dessert set for my sundae image.  For me, this is a hot fudge sundae with chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream.  I did some piercing on two levels and used this fabulous plaid paper from Joanna Sheen.  Once again I forgot to write down the sentiment.  If you want to know the company ask in a comment and I'll get back to you.

Be sure to stop by the CCEE Blog to be tempted by all sort of yummy desserts..

 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thanks for the Crazies

 
 
Hello, welcome to a brand new Crazy for Challenges!!  Barbara is back as hostess for the last challenge of May ......  AND.......here is her challenge for us.

 The end of May signals the end of the school year in the US. Let's make a teacher thank you card this week. If you don't have a use for a teacher thank you card feel free to make a generic thank you card instead.
 
We want to thank our awesome guest, Wanda Cullen of Cullen-ary Creations for joining us this month--we've enjoyed having you play with us.

I made a generic thank you card as I had no need of a teacher card.  I used a background stamp from Impression Obsession to make my main panel.  I then added a die cut sentiment (which I think is by Taylored Expressions) along with some outer paper piercing.

Be sure to visit the  Crazies Blog to see the fabulous thank you cards they have created.